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Graduate Fellowships

Funding Agency / Program



American Association of University Women

American Fellowships / Dissertation Grant

International Fellowships

Selected Professions Fellowships


US citizen / PR

Foreign nationals

US citizen / PR


November 1, 2021

November 15, 2021

December 1, 2021

American Heart Association

Predoctoral Fellowship


US citizen / PR / J-1/F-1 / E-3 / H1-B/ O-1/ G-4/ TN


September 14, 2021

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship


US citizen / PR


October 29, 2021

Ford Foundation

Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Dissertation Fellowship for Minorities


US citizen / PR / Nationals

US citizen / PR / Nationals


Opens September 7, 2021, closes December 16, 2021

Opens September 7, 2021, closes December 9, 2021


PhD Fellowship Program


Worldwide(by nomination)


Begins 3rd week of September 2021

Janelia Graduate Program

Joint Graduate Program 


December 1, 2021

Laura Bassi Scholarship

Laura Bassi Scholarship Program


US citizen / PR /  Nationals


November, March, July

National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science

GEM Fellowship


US citizen / PR (minority)



July 1 - November 15, 2021

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) / F31


US citizen / PR


April 8, August 8, December 8, 2021

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for US Graduate Students (EAPSI)


US citizen / PR / Nationals

US citizen / PR / Nationals


October 18 – 22, 2021 (exact date depends on discipline – pls check website!!)

Second Thursday in November 2021

National Society of Black Engineers

NSBE Fellowships


US citizen / PR


Graduate scholarship not available at this time

Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation

Fellowship for New Americans


US citizen / Naturalized US citizen / PR / DACA


October 28, 2021

SAE International

Doctoral Scholars Forgivable Loan Program


Citizen of US, Canada, Mexico


April 1, 2022

International Society for Optics and Photonics

SPIE Scholarships in Optics and Photonics


Student member


February 15, 2022

Tau Beta Pi

TBP Fellowships


TBP Alumnus


Opens December 31, 2021, closes February 1, 2022

US Department of Defense

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART)


US citizen / Nationals

A citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom


Check website


Opens August 1, 2021, closes December 1, 2021

US Department of Energy

Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR)

Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)


US citizen / PR

US citizen / PR


November 10, 2021

January 2022

US Department of Justice

Graduate Research Fellowship


US or foreign (must be Degree-granting US Institution)


Fellowship not available at this time

US Environmental Protection Agency

STAR Fellowships


US citizen / PR


Varies, check website

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